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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby SilPho » 04 May 2012, 01:56

Ninety-Three wrote:So here's the aforementioned terrible pool I got, and the deck I made out of it.

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/avr-sealed-107/

I'm sure there are some minor tweaks that can be made, but overall, did I make the best of an awful pool, or was there a better colour combination to go with?

I think the big problem with the deck is that you have no way of dealing with threats. There is a lot of removal in your sideboard (The enchantments that reduce toughness by 1 is surprisingly effective) so if you did rebuild it I would recommend trying to get some of that stuff in there.

Also, the blue strategy of milling your opponent out may have been roughly feasible with that deck. I only had a brief look though.
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Postby Elomin Sha » 04 May 2012, 11:46

I'm going into my second MTGO event. A sealed ISD. Hopefully I get rid of my 0/3 losing streak today.
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Postby Elomin Sha » 04 May 2012, 15:43

Well that sucked. I'm keeping up my streak of not winning a single game. I was hit by a ton of three drop cards in my packs.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Rikadyn » 04 May 2012, 19:53

I've done like... 6 drafts, and only won 1 game
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Postby Volafortis » 04 May 2012, 23:01

I generally like to try to learn some strong limited archetype, and then force that (unless there's NOTHING for it). I won so many SOM/SOM/SOM and MBS/SOM/SOM drafts forcing infect.
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Postby Geoff_B » 07 May 2012, 14:09

So I just finished going through the booster box I bought. Not one Avacyn or other legendary creature angel.

I buy three boosters from the comic shop. Hey presto! Avacyn!

Oh the irony.
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 07 May 2012, 14:38

And thus we learn that statistics don't work that way.
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Postby tanatoes » 07 May 2012, 16:19

Our Avacyn release booster box netted six mythics (no Avacyn though.) I've broken my three week losing streak. Won one round in the pre-release event and one round on release day with a pretty crappy sealed deck build. I've built what I think is a fairly good blue/white miracle-based standard deck so I might try standard format this Friday instead of draft. We'll see.

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Postby BlitzRunner27 » 07 May 2012, 16:26

Got an AVR box and fat back. No Avacyn, or other mythic Angel, but I did pull a Griselbrand. Close enough.

I also pulled like six other Mythics, it was crazy. Really loving this set so far. Also, am I the only one who thinks Moonsilver Spear is a little bit broken? It grants First Strike and fires out 4/4 untapped flying Angel tokens for free. Had one in my Sealed pool and completely dominated with it.
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Postby Under_Score » 07 May 2012, 17:28

Well, with the luck everyone else is having with their fat packs, maybe I'll just leave mine sealed and sell it for vast profit in a decade. Also because I only play limited so I don't know what I'm going to do with all these cards. Really not sure why I bought it, except LRR told me to buy at Card Kingdom and I like opening packs, even if I don't do anything useful with the cards.
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Postby tanatoes » 07 May 2012, 18:13

Well, opening packs to see what you get IS half the fun for me.
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Postby Juliamon » 07 May 2012, 19:58

I've only opened 5 of the packs in my fat pack (promised my sis she could open some tomorrow, it really IS fun opening and seeing what you get, plus she gives great commentary on the art AND has good luck) and the only thing of any worth has been Entreat the Angels. I might have to build a deck with white just so I can use it.

Meanwhile my friend pulled both planeswalkers in his fat pack. In 20 packs he's now gotten 4 planeswalkers. I want to punch him in the face and steal them, except that he offered to split a booster box with me...
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Postby Lord Hosk » 07 May 2012, 23:07

In my booster box I got a foil in every Griselbrand pack, and ONLY in those packs. I have asked a couple people but they were just like "oh I just opened them I didnt pay any attention im sure its a coincidence.
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Postby Geoff_B » 07 May 2012, 23:33

On the other hand I did pull some very interesting cards such as Cavern of Souls. And I think I may have at least two of each common card in the set and probably most of the uncommons as well. So I guess I can't complain too much.
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Postby Yaxley » 08 May 2012, 10:56

Of all the mythic angels in the set, I pulled Bruna, the only one that won't fit in my Kaalia of the Vast commander deck. I did get an Entreat the Angels, so I won't complain too much. But I am starting to wonder if buying a box was dumb and I should have just spent the money on singles that I wanted.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Matt » 08 May 2012, 11:42

Uh, sigarda won't fit either.

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Postby Lord Hosk » 08 May 2012, 11:58

Only Gisela, Blade of Goldnight and Avacyn would fit unless I misunderstand the color rule in Commander (which I freely admit I might)
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Yaxley » 08 May 2012, 13:35

Matt wrote:Uh, sigarda won't fit either.

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Derp. That is true. I want her for a Standard deck I'm building, so I lumped her in with angels I need. Ooops.

Anyway, opened another pack and pulled a Temporal Mastery. Yay. But it's... kind of misprinted. Boo.

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I think a rare sheet must have been miscut, because I got an Alchemist's Ridge that looks the same. Anyone else run into this problem? I presume the cards are still playable, but it's sad they're all wonky.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Geoff_B » 08 May 2012, 14:05

I've decided that whenever I play Avacyn I'm going to recite the flavour text to ramp up the epicness :D
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Matt » 08 May 2012, 14:09

Yaxley wrote:but it's sad they're all wonky.


Maybe worth more?

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Postby RytelCSF » 08 May 2012, 14:56

If you frequent a store, ask around for someone who collects misprints/miscuts. You might be able to get a good price for it.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Under_Score » 08 May 2012, 15:25

Well, nothing too exciting from the boosters in my fat pack. My pre-release sealed packs seemed much better. I may just be saying that because I got Tamiyo in my sealed pool, though. At any rate, no Avacyn or Powerpuff girls in any of the packs I've opened. I did just get a Giselbrand, though.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Avistew » 08 May 2012, 15:27

Did anyone else get the paladin promo card? I got one with my booster box.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby vxicepickxv » 08 May 2012, 15:51

Lord Hosk wrote:Also Vexing Devil isnt a creature even though the card says it is, its a 4 life burn spell.

I found my opponent's vexing devil runing into my 3/3 first strike creature twice in one match. I'd say it was a creature because I decided it wasn't worth the 4 damage because I could easily stop it.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby BlitzRunner27 » 08 May 2012, 19:06

Haha, this is brilliant. I mentioned earlier that in my AVR Box I pulled a Griselbrand. Well, yesterday my boyfriend's Fat Pack came in, and of course he pulls Avacyn. I want to say it's providence, but I'm going to say it's just dumb luck. At any rate, once he puts together his Blue/White Avacyn deck it's going to be an interesting fight against my Red/Black Griselbrand deck :D
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